Asiatic lions in Gir facing threat from poachers: Govt
Asiatic lions in Gir facing threat from poachers: Govt

Asiatic lions in Gujarat's Gir forests are facing threat from poachers, government Thursday said quoting a study by a wildlife monitoring agency.

Inquiry ordered into allegations of cruelty to sick lioness

The Gujarat Forest Department has initiated an inquiry into an alleged incident of cruelty to a sick and helpless lioness by an unidentified man in Gir forest in the state, which is home to more than 400 Asiatic lions.

Watch: Man agitates a lion in Gir forest

A video in which a man is seen annoying a lion in the Gir forest of Gujarat. The consequences of which could have been serious!

Lion falls into well in Junagadh, rescued

A lion reportedly fell into an open well in Amrapur village, some 85 kilometres west of Junagadh city. However, it was successfully rescued by forest department and sent to animal care centre.

Lion cub rescued from well, reunited with mother

A two-month-old Asiatic lion cub, who had fallen into a well at a village outside the Gir wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat`s Junagadh district, was rescued and also reunited with its mother, forest officials said.

13 `unnatural` lion deaths within a year in Gujarat

The Gujarat government on Friday admitted that 13 Asiatic lions died due to unnatural causes within last one year in and around the famous Gir Wildlife sanctuary in the state.

Now Lion theft from animal rehab centre !

Police say a 660-pound lion has been stolen from an animal rehabilitation center in southeastern Brazil.

Decreasing lion population, a cause of concern for West Africa

The African lions, across the West African region are on the brink of extinction, according to latest study findings.

Farmer electrocutes lion to death near Gir forest

An Asiatic lion was electrocuted to death allegedly by a farmer in Moti Monpuri village in Visavad taluka of Junagadh district within the Gir forest range, Deputy Conservator of Forests, West Division, Gir Forest, K Ramesh said.

Lion dies at Bannerghatta Biological Park

A lion kept at the Rescue Centre of the Bannerghatta Biological Park died here today, according to a senior official.

Woman killed by lion was a tragic accident, says family

Family members of the young woman killed in a lion attack at a Central California animal park say they believe no rules were broken and the volunteer worker`s death was a tragic accident.

Lion mauls woman to death at US wildlife sanctuary

A woman was attacked and mauled to death by an African lion in Cat Haven sanctuary in California, news portal reported.

Almost half of Africa`s lions facing extinction: Report

Almost half of Africa`s wild lion populations may decline to near extinction over the next 20-40 years unless urgent conservation measures are undertaken, a new report has warned.

Lion`s share for Indira Gandhi centre

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts makes the most of budget 2011-12.

Starving sea lion pups wash up on Calif. beaches

Marine mammal experts say dozens of hungry and sick sea lion pups have washed up on Southern California beaches this winter and many have died at rescue centers.

Gujarat not interested in Centre`s offer to swap lions

The Gujarat government is not
interested in the Centre`s latest offer to swap Asiatic
lions in Gir reserve with tigers, a top official said.

Sasan observes bandh in protest against lion`s death

Sasan town in Junagadh
district, famous for Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, today observed a
half day bandh to protest against forest deparment`s failure
of saving a lion which died after falling down from a bridge.

Tigers have bigger brains than its cat rivals

As the king of the jungle, the lion may have the brawn, but it is the tiger that has the brains, scientists claim.

Rescued lion shifted to Nahargarh Rescue Centre at Jaipur

The lion which was rescued
recently from a circus owner in Muzaffarnagar district of
Uttar Pradesh was on Saturday shifted to Nahargarh Rescue Centre
here under Rajasthan Forest Department, official sources said.